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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-12-2008, 03:48 PM
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Went skydiving with my wife! (pics)

My wife and I celebrated our 1st anniversary by going skydiving. It was the single most incredible thing I have ever done! I can't recommend it highly enough, especially if you like adrenaline! Anyway, we got a few pics from the ground.

Me and my tandem master, Vinnie, pre-flight.


This is me just cruisin' down.


This is my wife. She's crazy and got completely horizontal doing spins on the way down.


Me and Vinnie, post-flight.


Awwwwww

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-12-2008, 05:03 PM
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My father used to do singles back when you didn't need a licence, it runs down through our family. Awesome experience, i recommend it to, especially if you get a chance to do it over Lake Taupo, NZ. Where did you do it nick?
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My father used to do singles back when you didn't need a licence, it runs down through our family. Awesome experience, i recommend it to, especially if you get a chance to do it over Lake Taupo, NZ. Where did you do it nick?
I did it at Skydive Tecumseh in Tecumseh, Michigan. I want to get licensed. I was told it costs about $1k to get licensed and you can get a used rig for around $1k too. My wife would also like to get licensed! (How sweet is that!?) We've already talked about doing it all over the country and everywhere we go on vacation.
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Hmm that seems a little cheap on the licence side....

here its about 10k NZD.... so like 7k US

Taupo Tandem Skydiving, Lake Taupo, New Zealand (NZ)
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Wow! That's a lot of $$$. I just checked the Skydive Tecumseh website and my tandem master was wrong. The total for getting an A license is $1,967. Still, that's a hell of a lot better than $7k.
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sweet pants, you get to take them home? could make for some interesting role play
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yeah, heaps of regulations here i think, reason for the amount of jumps you have to achieve, but 2k NZD into it you go solo, from then on its really just paying for jumps.
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sweet pants, you get to take them home? could make for some interesting role play
Haha. I know, they suck. I felt like a damn clown.
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I am going with some friends this Saturday! I'm stoked!


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I am going with some friends this Saturday! I'm stoked!
You're going to love it.


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Cool Nick...as a pilot myself, I just don`t know if I could jump out of a perfectly fine airplane.....
I've wanted to take pilot lessons and get a small plane for a long time, but I've heard the price of renting a hanger is crazy.
It's kind of funny, but as we were ascending I kept thinking to myself that it would be fine if the plane's engine stalled because I could just jump. But, when the time came for jumping and the engine was still running, I had that same thought; "what the F am I doing? This plane is fine."
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